|In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and energy into something positive.
Stress is when you wake up screaming and you realize you haven't fallen asleep yet!
When you feel stressed, stop; take a breath and ask yourself "What's just one thing I can do?"
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Thursday, March 26 - 7 PM to 8:15 PM ET
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April 2009 Newsletter
"It's Time for Incredible Impact on Your Stress!"
It's almost April and this is really good news. It's been a long winter and I'm happy we're going into Spring.
I had a great month in March speaking to a variety of groups. I had the honor of speaking for two events in Perryton, TX sponsored by Leadership Perryton. I had never traveled to the panhandle in Texas before and it was a real treat. I met the best people!
Leadership Perryton during one of the activities
Visiting with Perryton attendees after the presentation
I spoke for two MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) groups. One in Brookings, SD and one in Alta, IA. I love speaking to busy moms and these groups were great!
Speaking at MOPS Alta, IA
Have a fabulous April! I"m so glad that Spring is here. This is the perfect time to 'clear out the clutter' inside and out! You won't want to miss my 'Organize with Confidence" teleclass on March 26.
It's Time for Incredible Impact on Your Stress!
My theme in 2009 for my business is Incredible Impact. My goal is
to reach as many women as possible with the message that 'right now' is their
I've recently developed an inspirational keynote called It's Your Time: 7 Action Steps to be Fearless, Successful, and Extraordinary! and I can't wait to present it all over the country and make
an impact in thousands of lives. I also want to make an impact with you in my
newsletters. So, each newsletter this year will focus on ways in which we can
impact ourselves and others.
is Stress Awareness Month. Can
you believe it? A whole month dedicated
is recognized as the number one killer today.
The American Medical Association has stated that stress is the cause of
80-85% of all human illness and disease.
Goodness! We had better learn to
do something about it.
have found that I and others I speak to experience the most stress when we're
not taking action, we're tired, and we feel overwhelmed. So, it makes sense that to cure stress we
need to take the right kinds of action, be rested, take good care of ourselves,
and figure out ways to NOT feel overwhelmed.
Not taking action:
next time you feel stress and anxiety don't push yourself harder, stop. Ask yourself "What is just one thing I can
do?" We can always come up with one
thing. But the key is to not look at the
whole picture but just focus in on one project and do one thing. Try this.
You'll be amazed at how your stress evaporates when you take action.
is a personal thing. Are you feeling
tired because you're burning the candle at both ends or is it a physical
issue? If you're not taking enough time
for rest and relaxation you have to put this in your schedule. I've never seen a tombstone that said "I wish
I had worked more."
it's a physical issue call your doctor now and schedule a physical. Last fall/winter I was having horrible sleep
issues and finally saw my doctor and she got me the help I needed and turned my
sleeping issues totally around. I can't
tell you how much better I feel when I wake up rested. And, how much less stress I feel.
I ask my speaking audiences what they do when they feel overwhelmed the 100%
response is - NOTHING! And, when we're
not taking action we feel stress.
have a great system I call the 7 Steps to Stop Feeling Overwhelmed which is
outlined in my book "Organize with Confidence".
It works when getting organized and it works when you feel overwhelmed
Step 1: Set a date.
If things are too hectic at the time look at your calendar and set a
date/time to think about the problem that you are overwhelmed over.
Step 2: Identify what's bothering
you. On that date/time sit down in a
quiet place and think about what you're feeling overwhelmed about. Write
everything down about the project.
Step 3: Prioritize.
Now that you have it down on paper you can prioritize the steps to
take. You can't do that when it's all in
Step 4: Choose a date.
Choose a date to tackle the first priority.
Step 5: Get ready to take action. Write down what you need to take care of that
first priority. Everything! Any supplies or names or people to talk to
Step 6: Do it.
On the date you chose in Step 4 start tackling the project.
Step 7: Relax, reward, and repeat. Great job!
You've started working on what was overwhelming you and I promise it
feels great. Pat yourself on the back,
give yourself a reward for what you've done, and move on the next priority in
may be that you do steps 1-6 at one time.
I've seen it happen many times.
Once you start taking action it feels so great you're going to want to
taking action, get the rest and relaxation you need, and watch the feeling of
being overwhelmed and stressed out vanish!
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Organize with Confidence Teleclass
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7 PM to 8:15 PM ET
Attract Your Choice Clients...Effortlessly for NAPO-San Antonio Chapter Meeting
San Antonio, TX
Contact Cynthia Cunningham for more info
Speak Now & Forever Get New Clients workshop
Sponsored by Absolute Organization
10 am to noon
Le Madeleine French Bakery
San Antonio, TX
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April 3 -8
Visiting my daughter in Houston, TX
Complimentary teleclass interview with Sandra Martini
5 Simple Ways to Save Time and Make Money by Repurposing Everything You Do
1 PM to 2 PM EST/10 AM to 11 AM Pacific
Fearless Organizing Professional VIP Circle Q&A Call
7 PM ET
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April 13 and 20
Starting Out As a Residential Organizer Teleclass Series for NAPO - National Association of Professional Organizers
Organize with Confidence
Women in Business Seminar sponsored by Utah State University
Contact Melodie Coleman for more info
Fearless Organizing Professional VIP Circle Coaching Call
1 PM ET
Find out more about the VIP Circle here
Organize with Confidence and Goal Setting 101
Administrative Professionals Event
9 am to 11 am, Swenson House
Thief River Falls, MN
Contact Jean Heinrichs for more info
Organize with Confidence and It's Your Time
Administrative Professional Day in conjunction with Earth Day
Sponsored by Mountain Plains Health Consortium
8:30 am to 4 PM, Ramada Inn
Black Hawk, SD
Contact Jo Ann Kinney for more info
April 27 to May 3
Attending the NAPO National Conference in Orlando, FL
See more details of upcoming speaking engagements here.
I'm in the process now of booking 2009/2010
speaking engagements. If your business or organization would like to be more
focused, organized, and productive please visit the Speaking page on my website and then give me a call!